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 Meanings and Examples of NEGLIGENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
negligent
 a.  careless; inattentive
Classic Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  There was no one there so handsome, thought Scarlett, as she marked how graceful was his negligent pose and how the sun gleamed on his gold hair and mustache.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  He was listening, with a good-humored, negligent air, half comic, half contemptuous, to Haley, who was very volubly expatiating on the quality of the article for which they were bargaining.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
3  Well, well," said St. Clare, passing on, with his usual air of negligent drollery, "that's very well got up, Adolph.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
4  The person who had been called Misse Cassy now came forward, and, with a haughty, negligent air, delivered her basket.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
5  His family knew him to be, on all common occasions, a most negligent and dilatory correspondent; but at such a time they had hoped for exertion.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 48
6  They both promised fair to grow up as rude as savages; the young master being entirely negligent how they behaved, and what they did, so they kept clear of him.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
7  On her father, her confidence had not been sanguine, but he was more negligent of his family, his habits were worse, and his manners coarser, than she had been prepared for.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
8  Holmes strolled round the house with his hands in his pockets and a negligent air which was unusual with him.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
9  "Faults or crimes," responded Monte Cristo with a negligent air.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
10  I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
11  It had been negligent of the bank to let them waste their time here in the waiting room, but none of them wanted to draw attention to this.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Seven Lawyer - Manufacturer - Painter
12  Madame Kukshin shed her questions one after another with affected negligence, not waiting for an answer; spoilt children talk so to their nurses.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
13  With Russians he is more free and easy, gives vent to his spleen, and makes fun of himself and them, but that is done by him with great amiability, negligence, and propriety.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
14  So, Count, there never is any negligence in my company, and so my conscience was at ease.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII
15  "The three last," returned he, with a negligence evidently unaffected, for he could not imagine with what intention the question was put.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 35. La Mazzolata.
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  I was negligent, I admit it.
2  The jury determined that the airline was negligent in training and supervising the crew.
3  The judge said that the teacher had been negligent in allowing the children to swim in dangerous water.
4  The report stated that Dr Brady had been negligent in not giving the patient a full examination.
5  Did she like that negligent housekeeper?
6  The plaintiff was guilty of contributory negligence for failing to wear a crash helmet.
7  The company were guilty of gross negligence.
8  Not to have taken action would have laid the department open to charges of negligence.
9  The doctor was sued for medical negligence.
10  The burden of proof lay on the plaintiff to prove negligence.
11  As for employment, this negligence is apparent in a variety of aspects, such as qualification and training.
12  If this country has an insatiable need for Mexico's drugs, it's only due to federal negligence in fencing and securing our borders.
13  All that I gave was likely to consider as negligible.
14  The difference between the two products is negligible.
15  There is a negligible difference in meaning between these two words.